|All is GOOD! Check out the sheep in background. I'm trying to get them used to the grill if you know what I mean.|
Jim's interview with the Rain-X guys in Santiago went very well and we are hoping to be in business by March or April.
Emily is coming down for 3 weeks in December. She is super excited and so are we. I can't wait to show her around this awesome place!
Jimmy lost his job making tables and counters for Applebee's because the chain restaurant had a bad last quarter and had to cut back. The economy still appears to be struggling and he can't find another job just a part time job working in an race car shop. So he is getting things in order for us and helping us get a last few things for our container and he will be moving down in Jan/Feb to help us run our Rain-X business. I made him commit for 3 months and if he doesn't like it he can go back.
As I mentioned, our container is still in Boiling Springs. Jim has a few tools he needs to purchase that are exboritantly expensive in Chile and then we will ship it down in January or so. He has found a port closer to us than Santiago and he has found a customs agent to help us through customs. The truck shipping from Concepcion to Puerto Octay will be much cheaper than from San Antonio which is near Santaiago and Valparaiso.
Samuel and Andrew are now working 2 days a week at a local restaurant called the Scarecrow in espanol it is Espantaparajos (what a tongue twister) it took us weeks to wrap our tongues around that one! They are working in the garden pulling weeds for about $2.50 per hour which is the going rate.
Good grief- how do you live on that with the cost of living being so high! And it cost the 5 of us over $120 to eat there! They are still working at the woodworking shop the other afternoons as apprentices.
Samuel really enjoys this as he has a keen interest in woodworking.
We had a big southern BBQ for the whole Mennonite church last Sunday on our new grill and a picnic table that Jim made. Here are some more pictures from the cook out.
|Meat and Onions are Done|
|Guillermo and Jim Cutting meat. Dinner is served.|